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Elizabeth Henges


Elizabeth is an accountant by day and writer by night. She loves RPGs, but chronically never has time for them. She also loves any and all cats.

If you're a woman and a gamer, it's extremely common to run across other gamers that, through some moral failing or lack of guidance, will lob gendered insults at you for no reason other than existing. You don't have to search for long to find evidence of this constant harassment either - Twitch streamer Spawntaneous has an eight-part series dedicated solely to how men treat her in multiplayer games that is distressing to watch. This is common among any and all multiplayer games, to the point many women may decide to 'play incognito' instead. After all, GamerGate sent a clear message to women in games: "You're not welcome here."